NOTE: This is a B-shift position Tuesday to Saturday 3 PM to 11:30 PM
The Operating Engineer II position safely operates and maintains large capital equipment for the central heating and cooling plants on campus and all secondary HVAC/R equipment. The equipment includes 40 MMBTU Medium Temperature Hot Water boilers, 2400 ton chillers, compressors, pumps, fans, terminal units, main Air Handling Units, etc. This position responds, contains and/or resolves heating/cooling calls, water and natural gas leaks, elevator malfunctions, electrical power outages, and other situations as presented by Public Safety and FMS.
This position is part of FMS Engineering Services, which operates 24 hours a day/7 days a week/365 days a year. FMS Engineering Services staff are considered essential personnel. This means that this position must be willing to work in all situations (irregular and/or long hours) to maintain conditions on the Campus including call-in to work and/or stand-by that could encompass various shifts, weekends, holidays, Institute emergencies, and times other than normal work schedules.
This position requires the ability to tolerate prolonged exposure to unusual elements such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, unpleasant odors and loud noises.
Detailed Job Description
Perform Daily Capital Equipment Rounds: perform physical and computer rounds, understand web based Building Management Systems. Responsible for noting any deviations or operational concerns, correcting, and reporting concerns to colleagues and/or supervision.
Respond to service calls of all types including HVAC, refrigeration, plumbing, door problems, elevator problems, electrical problems as dispatched by FMS and Public Safety.
Perform water treatment testing on closed loops, cooling towers, and steam boilers. Determine and make any necessary adjustments to chemical feed equipment, calibrate sensors, maintain softeners, and add chemicals to systems as necessary while utilizing correct PPE.
Perform repairs on HVAC equipment: This work includes but is not limited to dismantling equipment and removing it.
Perform Preventive Maintenance on HVAC equipment: This work includes working on all types of HVAC equipment on campus.
Access and use Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) drawings, Operations and Maintenance (O&M) manuals, and other campus information using a computer.
Assist in training new Operating Engineer II and Operating Engineer III.
Participate in mandatory training. Attend in house or off site training.
Perform duties as assigned by Engineering Managers.
Required Minimum Qualifications
Associate’s degree in HVAC or Refrigeration or equivalent. If not a completed degree, technical courses beyond HS are required.
Two years’ experience in a building service/maintenance organization (on the job or in job specific training) with an exposure to a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) and E-mail.
Ability to safely operate all equipment including, but not limited to; trucks, utility vehicles, hand tools, and power tools. Able to distinguish colors of electrical wire insulation.
Consistently work safely following all relative OSHA, DEC and EPA standards, laws and regulations.
Computer skills – must be experienced using a computer to access a Work Order system and E-mail. Good verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to work independently, and able to effectively plan and schedule assigned work.
Must have the ability to walk a minimum of 3 miles over a period of 1 ½-2 hours a day to multiple mechanical rooms throughout campus to perform various tasks in those areas.
Must be able to perform manual labor from or access equipment using a ladder or lift up to heights of 35 feet, or kneeling on the ground, repeated bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, crawling, working outside, on a roof, or inside equipment (AHU’s) while carrying material and tools for the work. The material may include motors, filters, fittings, valves, belts, etc.
Able to lift and carry 50 lbs., and pushing or pulling up to 200 lbs.
Certifications in HVAC/R preferred- NATE, ICE, Stationary Engineer’s licenses, NYSDEC 7G Pesticide license, EPA Refrigerant Recovery license, or RSES. Technical courses from BOCES, MCC, etc. that are HVAC/R related.
In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it at: http://careers.rit.edu/staff. Click the link for search openings and in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or the BR number.
The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources. RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities. RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to your application for employment at RIT, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to Careers@rit.edu.
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